This is what we will be covering:
Topic - Our Topic this half term is the country Italy. We will mainly being looking at the geographical makeup of the country as well as its landmarks, culture and food!
Science - We will be studying Light. We will look at light sources, how shadows form and how light enables us to see the world around us.
English - We will be writing a science fiction story this half term. We will continue to have Wednesday mornings with our school storyteller Maria. She will help the children to explore the story of Sector 7 practically which will fuel ideas and expose them to vocabulary to retell the story of sector 7 using the writing features learnt so far.
Maths - We will be focusing on fractions this half term. This will include ordering fractions, finding equivalent fractions and adding and subtracting them.
RE - We will look at Pilgrimages through the religion of Islam.
PSHE - Our next Jigsaw piece for PSHE is healthy me.
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This week was Science Week! It was a very busy week as we explored through many investigations, went into the Science dome and observed children’s fantastic projects in the Science Fair!
We took at trip to the park one afternoon following the the of Science week which was journeys. We followed the tradition of Australian Aborigines by adding objects to our sticks that we found along the way on our journey to and from the park. The children enjoyed adding what they had found to their journey sticks.
Science week also meant we could explore during the afternoons with some exciting experiments. We made a lava lamp by mixing oil and food colouring and adding it to water. We saw how the oil molecules in the oil repelled from the water and food colouring. We also discovered the way clouds and rain work by making our own rainbow clouds. Lastly, we did a whole class experiment where we tested how far our germs spread when we sneeze! It turns out that using our hand or a tissue when we sneeze significantly reduces the distance the germs can travel.
We also had the opportunity to go inside the super Science Dome. We explored how light works, what makes a rainbow along with many other fantastic facts! It was a brilliant experience for us to have and use alongside our Science topic of Light.
We have been using some practical methods to explore fractions. From using objects in the classroom to show fractions of objects to using Lego to help us understand equivalent fractions.
This half term we are going to be writing a science fiction story. We are using a wonderful picture book called Sector 7 as our storyline. Therefore we have spent our Maria sessions exploring the characters and parts of the book practically. In this session, we were exploring the sounds and movements the cloud machines make in the Sector 7 factory.
We had some fantastic costumes for World Book Day in 3M! We created our own stick puppets of our favourite book characters, and decorated our classroom door from Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone!
We had lots of fun on World Maths Day with some fantastic costumes! We also discovered art through maths as well as going on a treasure trail around the school!
We have been doing a design and technology topic this half term. We were discovering how pneumatic systems work. After exploring examples of pneumatic systems, we created our own by making a dragon. We used balloons to make the mouth move or a straw and tissue paper to make it look like moving fire!
We have been extremely busy with our Science topic of plants! We have dissected flowers so we can get a closer look at the different parts of a plant. We have done some cross-cirricular work using drama to show how seed dispersal can happen in many ways. We have also taken a trip to NCJS’s very own forest school to draw some plants that we could see using our sketching skills!
This morning we had the fantastic opportunity to deepen our understanding of just how talented Phillippe Petit was by trying out some circus tricks that he performed as a child as well as many others!
We were greeted by a letter after one Wednesday morning! It was from the famous Phillippe Petit! We used this to continue to explore his whole life and how he found fame. This helped the children to produce an informal letter and a biography!
Some of the children have kicked off the year to an excellent start by showing some fabulous home learning!
Keep them coming!
English - writing super sentences!
In English, we are going to be making our sentences super while learning all about the Stone Age! Here are some adjectives we came up with about Woolly Mammoths. We have been using noun phrases to describe them!
Science - Rocks.
We have started our learning of rocks by discussing what we already know about rocks and what we would like to find out. Let's hope we can be great geologists and dig for the answers!